Meet Our Team
Eddy Byrne, Co-Owner & Executive Chef
Eddy brings over 40 years of restaurant and food service experience to Catering Concepts, Inc. and was former Co-Owner of Boxing Cat Café, and Managing Partner of Wesley's Restaurants in Greenwich, Connecticut. Eddy oversees the "Back of the House" operations for Catering Concepts, Inc. maintaining high standards of quality, excellence, and consistency, while developing menus and pricing for all of our events and personally overseeing all Kosher Food Preparation.
Susan Byrne, Co-Owner & Lead Event Specialist & Designer
Susan has over 30 years of retail and food service experience, working in the restaurant and floral design industries. She works closely with the administrative department, and heads up the Sales Event Specialists' & Event Design Departments. Susan has forged many long-term relationships with our clients over the years, and thrives on the logistical, creative, and culinary challenges of off-premise catering. She is constantly seeking new ideas and trends to keep the company on the cutting edge in food and service presentation, which has over the years has naturally and successfully recently expanded to include event décor.
Michael Reese, General Manager
Mike has over 26 years experience in business accounting, specializing in streamlining organizational and bookkeeping practices to improving company efficiency and customer service. Mike heads up the Administrative and Operations Departments, working closely with owners Eddy Byrne and Susan Byrne to improve systems and policies. Mike also oversees, the internal logistics such as packing, warehouse traffic flow, as well as building and fleet maintenance and equipment purchasing.
Emily Crodick , Event Specialist
Emily began her 20 year career in the retail and hospitality industries after receiving her Associates degree in Applied Science and Hospitality Management specializing in the Culinary Arts. Her experience ranges from Retail Sales Associate to Human Resources Administrator/Team Leader for a major retailer, as well as Assistant Director of Catering before joining Catering Concepts, Inc. She brings her organizational skills, dependability, and efficiency to the company. Emily has forged long term relationships with our Corporate and Social Clients alike and provides the utmost service in event coordination and facilitation.
Mark Neil, Staffing Manager & Sales/Administrative Assistant
Mark is responsible for recruiting, hiring, and scheduling staff, answering phones, and taking client inquiries. He works closely with both the Sales department and Administrative Departments to ensure your event receives the proper attention from beginning to end.